Anything going on at KI?

Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:18 AM

The more rides Cedar Fair re-names at Kings Island/Dominion the more I throw up a little in my mouth.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 1:16 AM

The kiddie woodie should get orange paint with brown trim and be named "The Great Pumpkin". :)

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:44 AM

I'm guessing they won't want to spring for a repaint just yet. So whatever name they pick, it will have to go along with (or at least not clash too seriously) with purple.

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Friday, January 22, 2010 9:51 AM

The Great Purple Pumpkin?

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Friday, January 22, 2010 12:55 PM

I was gonna go with "Terminator Salvation: The Purple Ride". But yours is better. ;)

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Friday, January 22, 2010 1:04 PM

Wait wait hold on. This is the chain that gave us such marketable gems as "Flight Deck" and "Backlot Stunt Coaster." I predict the name will be... Purple Woodie.

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Friday, January 22, 2010 4:52 PM

I don't know, but I think Moosh might already have the trademark on that one... ;)

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Friday, January 22, 2010 10:34 PM

Yeah, the Beastie (or whatever it's called now). It rocks. The best (real) airtime in the park!

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Friday, January 22, 2010 11:51 PM

Canada's Wonderland's official site now has the names and logos (including Boo Blasters on Boo Hill with a mention of The Great Pumpkin) of some Planet Snoopy rides.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 9:48 AM

Ensign Smith said: I don't know, but I think Moosh might already have the trademark on that one... ;)

Trademarked, copyrighted, registered...and the official seal of Mooshland!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:27 AM

Screamscape had pictures of them doing something to the trains of the Beast. That might count for a little something.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:36 AM

^It's called "off-season maintenance."

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:23 PM

(user checks the photos mentioned)

No surprises there. Some of the worst PTC trains in operation look like they are not getting any better.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:28 PM

Mamoosh said:
Trademarked, copyrighted, registered...and the official seal of Mooshland!

Surely any trademarked coaster needs its own logo. :)

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:43 PM

LOL...nice!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 1:23 PM

Now THAT was funny! How long did that take you to make, birdhombre?

I want to complain about the new names and themes, but what's done is done. Having worked in Camp Snoopy at Cedar point, I know that kids will love it, and just maybe, hopefully, some of the warm fuzzies that CP's Camp Snoopy has will be translated well at Kings Island.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 2:29 PM

LostKause said:
Now THAT was funny! How long did that take you to make, birdhombre?

Oh, maybe 10 minutes. I already had the font on my computer, so all I needed was the little flag. :)

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 9:16 PM

Here's something I just discovered that disgusts me. Go to Kings Island's web site, and click on the Planet Snoopy link. There's a really neato page crowing about how the Golden Ticket-winning best children's area is getting a freshening up with the Peanuts gang.

That in itself didn't bother me. (Hey, if your job is to sell pig excrement, then sell it somehow you must.) As the page activated, however, I began to hear this peppy, slightly jazzy piano music. Upbeat, lots of sixteenth notes. Hmmm. Sounds vaguely familiar.

Then I realized, they were playing something that was as close to the Peanuts theme song as they could get, without actually playing the song. Cedar Fair has licensed Peanuts for years, and they can't pony up to play Vince Guaraldi?

Makes me want to puke.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:36 PM

HAHA!

"I'm sure no one will notice" is something I can imagine someone saying while making the decision not to buy the rights to the song.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:42 PM

You generally don't hear any Vince Guaraldi music at Cedar Point, not even as area music, outside of the Good Time Theatre, which I assume is because of whatever licensing goes on with the ice skating shows.

Cedar Fair has never really utilized any of the Peanuts characters or music to the extent they could have. Just look at how much Universal Studios Japan does with the same property.

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